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Start Sleuthing with the Great Federal Mobile Product Hunt

Start Sleuthing with the Great Federal Mobile Product Hunt

Mobile-friendliness is a must for government. We know there are a number of agencies who have mobile-friendly digital products that we don’t know about, and they deserve their day in the sun. We need your help to find them. So today, at the DigitalGov Citizen Services Summit you will find the MobileGov Community of Practice […]

Read More →Start Sleuthing with the Great Federal Mobile Product Hunt

Read More →Start Sleuthing with the Great Federal Mobile Product Hunt

Trends on Tuesday: More Google Searches Now Take Place on Mobile Devices than Desktops

Trends on Tuesday: More Google Searches Now Take Place on Mobile Devices than Desktops

The drum beat of the continuing and quick cultural shift to mobile device dominance continues to grow—Google announced that more searches take place on mobile devices than desktops in 10 countries, including the U.S. and Japan. These searches are often driven by ‘need-to-know’ information or utility-based actions (rather than entertainment or more passive consumption), which […]

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Read More →Trends on Tuesday: More Google Searches Now Take Place on Mobile Devices than Desktops

From Startup to Veteran CEO: New BusinessUSA App Has You Covered

From Startup to Veteran CEO: New BusinessUSA App Has You Covered

BusinessUSA is a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easy for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire. And with the release of a brand new smartphone app for Android and iOS devices, BusinessUSA is fully functional no matter whether you visit by desktop, tablet or smartphone. The BusinessUSA smartphone app consolidates […]

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Read More →From Startup to Veteran CEO: New BusinessUSA App Has You Covered

Trends on Tuesday: Consumer Purchases and Usage of Tablets Shrink, as Phablets Grow

Trends on Tuesday: Consumer Purchases and Usage of Tablets Shrink, as Phablets Grow

Consumers are buying less tablets and more phablets, especially in the U.S. Three recent research reports released in the past week from IDC, Flurry and Kantar each point to a shift in consumer purchasing habits over the past quarter, showing that consumers are reducing the number of tablet devices purchased with an increase in “phablet” or large […]

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Read More →Trends on Tuesday: Consumer Purchases and Usage of Tablets Shrink, as Phablets Grow

Spoiler Alert: USDA’s FoodKeeper App Helps Americans Avoid Wasting Good Food

Spoiler Alert: USDA’s FoodKeeper App Helps Americans Avoid Wasting Good Food

Spoiler Alert: Every year, billions of pounds of good food go to waste in the U.S. because Americans are not sure if the food is spoiled. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that retailers and consumers waste 36 pounds of food per person each month. The USDA’s FoodKeeper app helps Americans avoid this problem by offering […]

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Read More →Spoiler Alert: USDA’s FoodKeeper App Helps Americans Avoid Wasting Good Food

The API Briefing:  Be Prepared with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Mobile App

The API Briefing: Be Prepared with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Mobile App

Before coming to DC in late 2008, I lived in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville is in the Ohio Valley Region, which meteorologists euphemistically call “weather-rich.” With spring came the beautiful flowers and the Kentucky Derby. Spring also brought flooding, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and windstorms. This is why I had several emergency weather radios that also doubled […]

Read More →The API Briefing: Be Prepared with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Mobile App

Read More →The API Briefing: Be Prepared with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Mobile App

Trends on Tuesday: U.S. Mobile-Only Internet Users Now Outnumber Desktop-Only Users

Trends on Tuesday: U.S. Mobile-Only Internet Users Now Outnumber Desktop-Only Users

Just a week after the ‘Mobilegeddon’ shift in Google search engine rankings to favor mobile-friendly sites, comScore released a research report citing that the U.S. had reached a new inflection point—there are now more mobile-only Internet users than desktop-only. What’s even more interesting is the drop desktop-only usage has taken over the past one-year period. […]

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Read More →Trends on Tuesday: U.S. Mobile-Only Internet Users Now Outnumber Desktop-Only Users

Helpful Resources to Make Your Content Mobile-Friendly

Helpful Resources to Make Your Content Mobile-Friendly

Smartphones make up 75% of the mobile market—which makes mobile-friendliness a must for government agencies. With the recent update to Google’s search algorithm, or what some are calling Mobilegeddon, the case for building a mobile-friendly site becomes even stronger. For many government organizations, responsive Web design (RWD) has been the answer to their mobile question. […]

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Mobile-Friendly Park Websites on NPS.gov

Mobile-Friendly Park Websites on NPS.gov

Park websites on NPS.gov from A (Acadia) to Z (Zion) are now mobile-friendly. Visitors using phones and tablets to visit national park websites now have a user-friendly experience to enhance their virtual visits. Previously, visitors using mobile devices saw a smaller version of the website scaled to fit the size of their screen. Now, the […]

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Read More →Mobile-Friendly Park Websites on NPS.gov

Trends on Tuesday: Federal App Development Trends

Trends on Tuesday: Federal App Development Trends

Mobile apps meet real world needs. App development is not a homogenous process, however. Apple and Android devices are overwhelmingly dominant in device ownership and app development. So, we examined the Federal Mobile Apps Directory for iOS and Android offerings. We noticed a predominance of iOS applications: 170 apps were available on iOS, while only […]

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